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Czech arrested on Koh Tao after overstaying visa 6 years

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

 

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A Surat Thani immigration police officer points at Josef Ruzicka, who was arrested Monday on Koh Tao.

 

SURAT THANI — A european man was arrested and charged Monday with overstaying his visa for six years on Koh Tao.

 

As part of a nationwide crackdown on illegal immigrants, police arrested Czech national Josef Ruzicka, 47, who had overstayed his tourist visa more than 2,000 days. The operation was led by Col. Wanchana Boworaboon of Surat Thani immigration police.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/crime-crime/2018/10/15/czech-arrested-on-koh-tao-after-overstaying-visa-6-years/

 
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5 minutes ago, cyril sneer said:

comforting to know you can get away with overstaying quite easily

Until you get caught , jailed , deported, blacklisted and lose everything you have in Thailand , including any family  

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1 minute ago, Jeremy50 said:

Pattaya is where they should be, not pissing about on Koh Tao.  Anyway, six years on Koh Tao, it's remarkable the man is still alive. 

You beat me to it 😆

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4 hours ago, cyril sneer said:

comforting to know you can get away with overstaying quite easily

Not anymore apparently. Immigration has finally started doing what many on TVF had stated they should do: check their records. But of course now the TVF members say that they should be doing more important things instead.
 

 

 

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4 hours ago, chippendale said:

Six years? Amateur statistics.

 

There was a German bloke recently with 19 years overstay. A proper boss. Gets my respect.

Feel free to respect whoever you want of course, but the fact that some guys were caught overstaying by much longer than this Czech is not because they were smart or heroes of some sort, but simply that they started doing it earlier and Immigration didn't care enough until now.

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4 hours ago, sanemax said:

Nice to see that the authorities on KT are clamping down on illicit activity 

I'm guessing you're being a little sarcastic...

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Just now, how241 said:

I'm guessing you're being a little sarcastic...

Not at all .

KT previously seemed to be run by the locals with no law enforcement

This may be a sign that the authorities will be getting the island back under control 

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8 minutes ago, sanemax said:

Not at all .

KT previously seemed to be run by the locals with no law enforcement

This may be a sign that the authorities will be getting the island back under control 

OK...My bad.  It seemed like a small fish to fry but it's a step forward.

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5 hours ago, sanemax said:

Until you get caught

He wasn't really 'caught' --

 

"Police say they received an anonymous tip who said Ruzicka had been living on Koh Tao for six years without leaving the country" per KhaoSod link in OP.

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2 hours ago, arithai12 said:

Not anymore apparently. Immigration has finally started doing what many on TVF had stated they should do: check their records. But of course now the TVF members say that they should be doing more important things instead.
 

 

 

If they enter anything in the records and have any sort of rudimentary database, it should be easy and fairly quick to do some searches or queries and find the gaps.  No doubt thousands of missing or incomplete records, name errors, passport errors.  But fine, start there look for entry date and exit date.  No find?  Dig and look deeper

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I think the main thing that can be said of this particular incident is, if you want to go on long-term overstay, don't give anybody a  reason to turn you in.

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2 hours ago, gk10002000 said:

If they enter anything in the records and have any sort of rudimentary database, it should be easy and fairly quick to do some searches or queries and find the gaps.  No doubt thousands of missing or incomplete records, name errors, passport errors.  But fine, start there look for entry date and exit date.  No find?  Dig and look deeper

But how would they track people down ?

Finding out where they live ?

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6 hours ago, sanemax said:

Not at all .

KT previously seemed to be run by the locals with no law enforcement

This may be a sign that the authorities will be getting the island back under control 

Only time will tell

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12 hours ago, chippendale said:

Six years? Amateur statistics.

 

There was a German bloke recently with 19 years overstay. A proper boss. Gets my respect.

Jail them........german 5 years. The Czech 1 year

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